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History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: 15 Volumes by Samuel Eliot Morison (£339.00)Publisher: London: Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded on all volumes, some a little more heavily faded at the spine. Price clipped on most. Several volumes have marginalia, pertinent and neatly done by a naval researcher. A nice set with just one volume being from a different publisher. Description: Volume I (1948): The Battle of the Atlantic: September 1939 - May 1943. Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Frontispiece; Appendices [5]; [LX] 432pp; Volume II (1947): Operations in North African Waters, October 1942 - June 1943. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [4]; Frontispiece; Appendices [3]; Plans; [XXVII] 297pp; Volume III (1948): The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931 - April 1942. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps [1]; List of abbreviations; [XXVIII] 411pp; Volume IV (1949): Coral Sea Midway and Submarine Actions May 1942 - August 1942. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [2]; Frontispiece; [XXIII] 307pp; Volume V (1949): The Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942 - February 1943. Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendix; [XXII] 389pp; Volume VI (1950): Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier: 22 July 1942 - 1 May 1944. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; [XXIX] 463pp; Volume VII (1952): Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942 - April 1944. Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; Frontispiece; Appendices [2]; [XXXIX] 369pp; Volume VIII (1953): New Guinea and The Marianas, March 1944 - August 1944. Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Maps; Tables; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [4]; [XXIII] 435pp; Volume IX (1960): Sicily, Salerno, Anzio: January 1943 - June 1944. Contains: Charts; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [3]; [XXIX] 435pp; Volume X (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1962): The Atlantic Battle Won, May 1943 - May 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; Appendices [5]; [XXXII] 199pp; Volume XI (1957): The Invasion of France and Germany, 1944 – 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [3]; [XXVIII] 360pp; Volume XII (1958): Leyte: June 1944 - January 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Appendices [2]; [XXV] 445pp; Volume: XIII (1959): The Liberation of the Philippines: Luzon, Mindanao, the Visayas, 1944 – 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Fold-out maps; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [4]; [XXVIII] 326pp; Volume XIV (1960): Victory in the Pacific, 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [2]; [XXV] 407pp; Volume XV (1962): Supplement and General Index. Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Frontispiece; [XXII] 371 [2]pp;Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: united states navy atlantic fleet, world war, naval operations submarine, ocean operations american, lend lease operations, convoys history, battleship, arctic ocean, mediterranean sea, losses convoy, anti warfare, first edition books, books written samuel eliot morison
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I Britannici E La Lotta Di Liberazione in Italia: (1943-1945): No. 1 Special Force Nella Resistenza Italiana 28-29-30 Aprile 1987, Universita Di Bologna by Anon. (£54.00)Publisher: Bologna: Universita di Bologna — 1987Binding: Paperback [Ringbound] Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Two volumes: Contributi e Testimonianze Inglesi & Italianai. Parallel English & Italian language text. Illustrated by way of: Double column text;Notes: Size: 8½" x 12". 220/301 pages. Tags: war italian resistance invasion defence soe forces
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1982-83 by John Moore (£32.00)Publisher: London: Jane's Publishing Company Limited — 1982Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0867206179]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is somewhat dull. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 13" x 8¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 736 pages. Tags: warships handbooks manuals war naval operations navies yearbooks history 20th century military equipment ships falkland islands royal task force argentinian invasion surface aircraft
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The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force 1933-1945 with a New Introduction by Air Commodore H. A. Probert by H. A. Probert (£24.00)Publisher: Arms & Armour Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853685606]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1987] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “This facsimile reprint of an official, formerly restricted publication relates the operational history of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, in addition to its origins and build-up during the Nazi period of the 1930s. Based on German documents and statistics, either captured during the war or subsequently recovered from the scattered archives of the Luftwaffe, it provides a clear and concise narrative:”

  • The reconstruction of the German Air Force -secret beginnings, Hitler's influence, the Spanish Civil War, and the prelude to World War.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of European War -strength, equipment, production, manpower, organisation, and combat doctrines.
  • The first flush of tactical success-from Warsaw to France.
  • The first failure-Britain and the Atlantic.
  • Hitler's Continental policy -the invasion of the Balkans, the Crete landings and the German Air Force in Italy.
  • The Mediterranean Campaigns, 1941-1942 -Malta, the Western Desert and the Tunisian campaign.
  • The Russian Campaign -the First Phase, June 1941-December 1942.
  • The Holding Campaign in the West, 1941-43 -air defence against night bombing and air operations over Great Britain.
  • The German Air Force at the end of 1942
  • Diminished resources, production, manpower and supply problems, yet a growing burden of operational commitments.
  • The Russian Campaign in 1943-44 - recovery after Stalingrad, the last of the Blitzkrieg and the Luftwaffe's failure in Russia.
  • The Mediterranean Campaign 1943-1944
  • Sicily and the Allied invasions of Italy.
  • The Defence of the Reich, 1943-44-the Allied day and night bombing offensives and the night-fighter war.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of the second front, January-June 1944 -the Allied attack on the German aircraft industry, jet aircraft and preparations to meet the Anglo-American invasion.
  • The Invasion and the Hying bombs.
  • The crippling of the Luftwaffe- fuel resources and the desperate defence of the German oil industry.
  • The Eastern Front -the Russian advance into Poland.
  • The final defence of Germany.
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 425 pages. Tags: germany luftwaffe history world war 1939-1945 kriegsmarine aerial operations german air forces probert 0853685606
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Islam by Umberto Scerrato (£22.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0304296953]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Top edge of DJ heavily ruffled, nicked and rubbed at the head and top corners. Price Clipped. Bruised at the head of the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: 2nd Impression. In the Monuments of Civilisation series. Contents: Map Of The Islamic World; Origins Of Islamic Architecture; The Formative Period; The Umayyads; Architecture Of The Abbasid Empire; Disintegration Of The Abbasid Empire And Birth Of The Regional Schools; The Seljuk Period; The Syrian-Egyptian Region Under The Ayyubids And Mamluks; The Mongol Invasion And The Ilkhanid Empire; Architecture In The Empire Of Tamerlane; Safavid Iran; Moslem India; The Ottoman Empire; Islam’s Far West: North Africa And Spain;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Richard Ettinghausen. Size: 13" x 9¾". 190 pages. Tags: Seljuk Safavid Ilkhanid Tamerlane Ottoman Mongol Syrian Islamic Abbasid Umayyads Ayyubids Mamluks
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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Witch: A Magickal Journey: A Hip Guide to Modern Witchcraft by Fiona Horne (£19.00)Publisher: Thorsons — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0007103999]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page ‘Blessed Be. Julia’ — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 8". 358 pages. Tags: characteristics self- acknowledgement non-conformism rosicrucianism reincarnation neo-platonist enlightenment warren-clarke devil-worship daemonologie nature-based christianity albert-louis role-playing prostitution prosecutions spiritualism supernatural theosophical celebrations astronomical alexandrians rosenberger rosicrucian accusations pennethorne kabbalistic inquisition handfasting promiscuity summerlands reawakening freemasonry clutterbuck maleficarum alternative formulation renaissance persecution intolerance isis-urania resurfacing reformation preparation allegations development protestants personality traditional demonology
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Invasion Kuwait by Jehan S. Rajab (£18.00)Publisher: The Radcliffe Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850437750]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Small sticker to the front flap. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “This is a powerful and often harrowing first-hand account of the Iraqi invasion and occupation of Kuwait. It takes the form of a journal and gives the day-to-day, almost moment-to-moment, story of bravery, resourcefulness, abandonment and isolation, of fear, anger, hope — the whole range of human emotions — following the brutal shattering of a formerly peaceful and stable life. “Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 204 pages. Tags: autobiography persecution demonstrate iraq-kuwait oppression resistance historical outrageous narratives liberation biography political prisoners protests midnight military hostages kuwait’s kuwaitis searches invasion personal kuwaiti british pillage warfare history english defence persian women's studies general looting hussein rooftop tactics invaded bombing living saddam terror orders kuwait crisis jehan under women house rajab rape fire yoke iraq gulf war the
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Battlefields of Britain by David Smurthwaite (£16.50)Publisher: Congdon & Weed — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0865531277]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: The most comprehensive survey of British battlefields from the Roman invasion to the Battle of Britain. Illustrated with colour and B&W photographs. 224pp Size: Royal Octavo +. Index. BibliographyTags: battlefields britain
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This Sceptred Isle by Christopher Lee (£16.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563383844]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edge of text block unevenly sunned.Description: This Sceptred Isle tells the gripping story of British history from Caesar's invasion in 55 BC to Queen Victoria's death in 1901. Christopher Lee skilfully weaves his text with accounts from contemporary chronicles and diaries, and extracts from Winston Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples to describe the fascinating history of these islands. The story tells of wars, bloodshed, murder and revenge; of how people lived, what it cost them to live and how they died. It describes the evolution of Britain's great institutions and the powers of her monarchs, charts the establishment of her political parties and the development of her economy. 616pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: Victoria Caesar Churchill institutions monarchs royalty england wessex 0563383844
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Adventure in Diamonds by David E. [Esdaile] Walker (£16.00)Publisher: London, New York, Sydney & Toronto: White Lion Publishers Limited — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856177296]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: diamonds netherlands amsterdam war 1939-1945 secret service intelligence fiction rescue allied services espionage german economic trade commerce industry manufacturing naval unit navies social history civilians britain second diamond mines ships invasion 1940 dutch society germany mission hms walpole
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The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan, 1894-1945 by Edited by S. L. Mayer (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241428]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, short closed and tape-reinforced to the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1984 thus, previously published as ‘The Japanese War Machine’ in 1976] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “In 1868, Japan emerged from feudalism and civil conflict as a comparatively undeveloped industrial state in an age of European imperialism in East Asia. Within a generation, Japan had risen to the ranks of the foremost industrial and military powers in the Western Pacific. A generation later, Japan had become the paramount power in East Asia, and her naval and air forces spread Japanese power across the Pacific. The formidable weapon built in the name of the Emperor swept across China and Manchuria; her air forces pummelled Pearl Harbor and Darwin; her armies marched to Singapore and the gates of India. Her navies seized some Aleutian islands and strafed the California coast. By 1942 the world had come to know the power of the most devastating force in the Pacific — the Japanese War Machine.

The force and power of the Japanese War Machine is told here by some of the world’s leading experts in guns, tanks, planes, and ships of World War II. The drama of Japan’s seizure of Manchuria, the take-over of the State by the Army, the invasion of China, the simultaneous attack on Malaya, Hawaii, the Philippines and the oil-rich Dutch East Indies is told in all the horror and shock the Japanese invader placed before Western eyes. The fall of Singapore and Hong Kong, the conquest of Burma and Indo-China took place within a hundred days. The flag of the Rising Sun ruled a maritime empire from the Russian border to the gates of Australia, from Burma to Midway.

But the strength of the Japanese War Machine depended on Japanese industrial power, which in the end, was no match for the United States and its Allies. The Japanese soldier, infused with the warrior code of Bushido fought hard and long in New Guinea’s jungles; as the struggle was brought closer to Japan’s home islands, the Japanese soldier fought on tenaciously in the Philippines and on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The air forces began suicide missions, thekamikaze, which drove into Allied aircraft, heroically and fanatically.. .but all too little, too late. The nuclear holocaust, which ended World War II, left a ruined Japan and a wrecked Japanese War Machine.

THE RISE AND FALL OF IMPERIAL JAPAN is the tragic and noble history of a gallant people led into a misguided war. The millions who suffered in Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the Japanese War Machine bear silent tribute to its folly.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: accord admiral agreement aircraft airfield aizaka akagi akatsuki akitsuki alamein aleutian alliance amagi ambassador amphibious anglo-japanese anti-comintern araki archipelago arima arisaka aritomo armada arsenal auchinleck aung baldwin baltic batavia battlecruisers battles battleships bernardino biak bilateral bismarck blarney blenheim bmw bose bougainville brooke-popham burma-siam camp cape carriers chandra changi changkufeng changsha chennault
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A New History of Rome by E. Berkley (£15.50)Publisher: Thomas Laurie, Undated — 1890Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners and a little rubbed / frayed. End papers spotted. Discreet inscription on ffep. Hinges weakening. Top edges dusty.Description: Blue cloth with gold titling on spine, embossed titling and motif on front cover. Pull out map pre title page. 487pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
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History of the Second World War (2 vols) by VARIOUS (£15.50)Publisher: Odhams — 1951Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Near fine. Both volumes very slightly faded on spine.Description: Red cloth with gilt on black title plate on spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 704pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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Storm Clouds Over Ireland by Donald Willis (£15.50)Publisher: The Self Publishing Association Ltd. — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854211439]Condition: Fine - In Fine DJDescription: In this book Donald Willis has drawn upon his extensive knowledge as a historian to weave a powerful novel around Strongbow's invasion of Ireland and the taking of Waterford and Dublin.Tags: Willis, Ireland, Invasion
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The Guiness Non-League Football Fact Book by Tony Williams (£15.50)Publisher: Guinness Superlatives — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851129706]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & tables. Contains a host of facts and records about the history of non-league football, is what every information-starved fan of the non-league game wants.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: wembley stadium cup final worthington charity shield football league premiership european cup-winners champions london war south southern amateur arsenal aston villa barnet blackburn rovers blackpool bolton wanderers bradford brentford brighton hove albion bristol carlisle united charlton athletic chelsea everton coventry crewe alexandra crystal palace darlington derby county fulham grimsby ipswich
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'Overlord': Normandy 1944 by W. G. F. Dixon (£14.50)Publisher: Davis-Poynter — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706702174]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: From the cover: “Much has been written about D-Day, the Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944. But far less is known about the planning and strategic arguments that occurred on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as those that governed German military thinking on the likelihood, and projected defence, of an Allied invasion of Festung Europa. Part of the fascination of the whole story is the hypothetical questions which can be asked but which, because history can never be replayed, can never be fully answered; Would not Vienna have been a better strategic target than Paris? And would not the Mediterranean have provided an easier approach than the heavily fortified and defended English Channel coast?Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Politics and Strategy of the Second World War series. 250 pages. Tags: second front allied strategies overlord invasion plans fortitude german panzer grenadier parachute divisions day montgomery break-out beach-heads rommel caen sector parachute corps fifteenth army rundstedt normandy landings
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The Demonstration in Pushkin Square by Pavel Litvinov (£14.50)Publisher: Harvill Press — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped.Description: The author is now in Eastern Russia, sentenced with Larissa Daniel and others to deportation because they demonstrated against the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia.
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A History Of Spanish Civilisation by Rafael Altamira (£14.00)Publisher: Constable & Co. — 1930Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps (Fold-Out);Notes: Foreword or introduction by J. B. Trend. Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 280 pages. Tags: geographical gonditions spain the celtic invasion iberians givilizing influence carthagmians roman spanish-roman material givilization civilization visigoths jmuslim hegemony mozarabes economic life gultivation sciences social glasses rest cortes and democracy inquisidon american colonies downfall catholic imperialism literature spanish infiuences abroad effects reforms political ideal bourbons juridical unificadon end dominion america moroccan question philosophical studies rafael altamira trend volkovfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Sharpe's havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£14.00)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Leans very slightly.Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: ~0007120109~ first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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Storming Eagles: German Airborne Forces in World War Two by James Lucas (£14.00)Publisher: Arms & Armour Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853688796]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The pilot throttled back — it would not be long now. The light on the bulkhead showed red. It was the signal “make ready!” Two minutes to go. The ‘dispatcher walked along the body of the machine checking that each man’s static line was firmly fixed to the jump wire. By the time he had completed his task the bulkhead light had changed to green. “Ready to jump!” and we moved forward to the exit door on the port side of the aircraft. Two of the Ju crew has already removed the door, and we could feel the air blowing in. Our sergeant would be the first to jump. He stood braced in the doorway looking slightly upwards as per the drill book. He would not have seen that the light on the bulkhead had changed to white, but at the sound of the klaxon horn he flung himself forward and out of the machine, to be followed by the rest of us in quick succession. When each man jumped the Junkers bounced upwards a little in the air as the aircraft load was lightened…

In that exclusive number of elite German fighting formations of the Second World War, the paratroops rank high. During the blitzkrieg of 1940, they spearheaded the attack, dropping from the air to sieze key points — and demonstrating that a new dimension had been added to the science of war.

Their most spectacular success was the invasion and capture of Crete in May 1941. But the cost was terrible: one in four of the paratroopers who dropped on to the island perished. For the rest of the war the parachute troops were used almost exclusively in a ground role. They remained, however, an elite, justifying again and again their great reputation for courage and hard fighting in Russia, North Africa and in Italy. Their dogged defence of Monte Cassino demonstrated their prowess as street fighting specialists; despite intensive bombing, bombardment and infantry assault, they held on to the monastery for more than three months, halting the Allied advance and withdrawing only when the position had been outflanked.

This book provides the first major account of these legendary soldiers, illustrated throughout with photographs collected from a wide range of sources. The author, James Lucas, has researched deep into Allied and captured German archives, and has interviewed many of the leading members of the Fallschirmjaeger units and formations who survived the war.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Gibbons. Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: germany heer airborne troops fallschirmjaeger history parachute luftwaffe fallschirmja¨ger world war 1939-1945 aerial operations german armed forces military units 1935-1945 personnel land warfare james lucas 0853688796 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£13.50)Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: 0007120109 first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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The Grandeur That Was Rome by J. C. Stobart (£13.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jacdso — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 028348456X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: This work on Roman culture and civilization has been acknowledged as a masterpiece. Few books have so successfully conveyed the scope and sweep of a period and yet retained such a scrupulous concern for scholastic accuracy. The author measures the achievements of the Romans not so much by their military success and imperial expansion, but by their cultural and political contribution to the welfare of mankind.Illustrated with B&W photographs.Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
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Alicia: Members of a Survivor by Alicia Appleman-Jurman (£13.00)Publisher: Bantam — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: The author is five years old and living in Poland when her story begins in 1935. Nothing could prepare her or her family for the Russian invasion of her country and then the Nazi occupation. Her father, mother and three brothers are killed by the Germans, and another brother murdered by the Russians. Alicia is a survivor, she escapes death twice, she is imprisoned by the Russians. At sixteen she sets up an orphanage for twenty-four Jewish children and helps to smuggle Jews out of Russian-occupied territory.Here the adult Alicia tells simply and modestly her survival in war-torn Europe. A story which can not easily be forgotten.
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Wellington: The Bidassoa & Nivelle by F. C. Beatson (£13.00)Publisher: London: Tom Donovan Publishing Ltd. — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1871085276]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 224 pages. Tags: estuary bidassoa hendaye san marcial heights louis xiv hill wellington’s final victorious campaign peninsular invasion france napoleon portugal battle nivelle french orders war
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At His Imperial Japanese Majesty's Pleasure by Evelyn Honeywill (£12.50)Publisher: The Book Guild — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863321933]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, tanned at the spine and damp-stained at the top edge of the reverse visible externally at the head of the spine and top edge of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This book provides a fresh perspective into the harsh conditions which prevailed in Japanese POW and Civilian Internment Camps during the Second World War. Stories of endurance from the infamous Burma railway to the jungle infested camps near Singapore have been symbolised by the Japanese word ‘Tenko’. This name for roll-call was to assume a terrible significance for the thousands of Europeans who were trapped in the Far East when the armies of His Imperial Majesty entered the war and flooded across South East Asia.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: infamous japanese prison camps second world war girlie gander british customs official shanghai jack honywill sinking ship hms peterel japanese invasion brutal events individual sacrifice camp inmates true romance british river gunboat imperial japanese navy shanghai harbour lewis guns american gunboat u.s.s. wake japanese cruiser izumo japanese destroyer gunboat italian gunboat lepanto british community shanghai british warships regiments chinese territory
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Hitler: The Victory That Nearly Was by Bruce Quarrie (£12.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780715392157]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. What would have happened if… Hitler hadn’t invaded Russia and divided his offence… Malta had been captured… Rommel had been given the troops he needed for the successful invasion of Africa? Now, for the first time, this book assesses the situations which could have affected the course of history had Hitler made the correct decisions. In a work that has been exhaustively researched, credible and authoritative alternatives are presented that outline the battle movements and strategies that would have led to victory had they been followed.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 208 pages. Tags: Rommel Hitler Africa Malta Russia
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Land of the Lakes by Melvyn Bragg (£12.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436067153]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Leans very slightly.Description: Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs with further sketches within the text. From the cover: “Mr Bragg takes us first on what he calls ‘a time walk’, covering 600 million years of desert, swamp, ice-flows, and the arrival of man, in about 4000 BC, who lived peacefully in what we know as the Fells for as long as the Pharaohs in Egypt. He tells vividly of the farmers and fishermen, of the Brigantes, who survived the Roman invasion of AD 71 in their stronghold in the high Fells, of the Norsemen who gave the place its dialect and society and of the arrival of the Normans.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 247 pages. Tags: skiddaw fell land the lakes lreby northern fells dove cottage dorothy wordsworth coleridge cumbrian sports rock climbing fair iron age fortress roman fort nordic cross geology history legends poetry sports towns rock-climbers
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Last Post: The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297846442]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Following the great success of the best-selling Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Max Arthur has found and interviewed the last twenty-one British veterans of the conflict. The oldest of these men is 109, the youngest 104. In their own words they describe the extraordinary changes that have occurred during their lifetimes. Born in the reign of Queen Victoria, all have lived as adults through the Depression, the Second World War and the Millennium. But for these men, the Great War was the defining period of their lives. Some of them, mere boys at the outbreak, lied about their ages to join up. They saw action in the trenches, at sea and in the fledgling air services.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Cream boards with Red titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: meuse-argonne porokovskikov skoda-porsche expeditionary anti-semitism ersatz-reserv straussenburg flamethrowers dellmensingen combined-arms passchendaele yarde-buller conscription disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris etain-verdun saint-mihiel anglo-french organization intelligence propagandist mobilization joseph-simon rennenkampf wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs jean-joseph knobelsdorf minenwerfer tagliamento grandmaison philippines clemenceau millimetre hindenburg grignotage censorship clausewitz konstantin carpathian belleville controlled superieure fourteenth
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Over the Wet Lawn by Michael Standen (£12.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192714104]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ.Description: A small town just beyond London: it is early in 1944, the Invasion of France is coming nearer like an ominous Christmas Day of no fixed date. It's a time when spying and suspicions become real and there are signs - nothing definite - flares, a signalling pistol repaired by the local blacksmith. Investigating these clues gives rise to the Operation. Ronald and Jacqueline Rodgers, twins, start the idea and bring in Samantha Creevey and through her Raoul Sanderson, a pair close in a different sort of way.Notes: Jacket designed by Nina Carroll. Size: 8¾" x 5½". 168 pages. Tags: Standen spying world war two nazi german invasion
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Saddam Defiant by Richard Butler (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297646001]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. ¾" closed tears at the foot of the spine, a little rubbing to the edges and tips. Text bright and tight.Description: The threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Crisis of Global Security. From the flap: “The author reveals in this outspoken, finger-pointing, news-breaking book: the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, agreed to Hussein’s outrageous demands and then claimed victory; Russia’s foreign minister, Primakov, took secret payoffs from the Iraqis in exchange for his support; the French, eager to do business with the dictator, undercut American efforts to force Hussein to comply; The result is that, despite Iraq’s supposed defeat, Saddam Hussein has very likely resumed building nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, which he is capable of unleashing at any time.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 271 pages. Tags: international autobiography establishment boutros-ghali machinations verification elimination disarmament negotiation destruction directorate monitoring long-range capability commission biological posuvalyuk solidarity leadership convention violations smidovitch inspection historical habbaniyah relations hussein’s political biography hussein's invasion chemical national muthanna military hennekme taiwiesh weaponry capacity primakov evidence barracks politics security schulte nuclear nations on-site hussein muslims weapons leaders bahrain eastern testing missile hamdoon studies program heights postwar iraq's qichen iraqis arabia turkey rashid states weapon saddam butler kuwait united unscom tikrit heads asian sadhi rogue tariq annan saudi golan kofi aziz post gulf arab iraq qian amir mass lraq
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Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days by Will Fowler (£12.50)Publisher: Spellmount — 2005Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9781862272781]Condition: Very Good. Small scrape to upper board otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. The German invasion of the Soviet Union at dawn on 22 June 1941 caught the border guards and forward infantry units by surprise — many were captured semi-clothed as they stumbled half-awake out of their barracks. German Army Propagandakompanien (PK) photographers caught the dazed look on their shocked faces in the watery spring light. This book contains detailed descriptions of the manoeuvres, attacks and defensive actions during the vital phase of the battle for Stalingrad.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: red army babachenko babiyu barbarossa bagration barrikady tractor factory katyusha bormann ivanovich chuikov hubertus elchenko flame-throwers focke-wulf panzerarmee viii army corps panzer division rifle regiment army group winter storm goebbels goering golodny island heinkel gru soviet military intelligence stalingrad hoepner uyushin shturmovik jeschonnek junkers kar 98k rifle keitel khozyaynov kovalova krasnaya
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The World of the Dalai Lama by Gill Farrer-Halls (£12.50)Publisher: Thorsons — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0722536127]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Previous owners inscription to the ½-title page.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “A proponent of nonviolence and compassion, the Dalai Lama is loved and revered worldwide as a Buddhist teacher, statesman, and spokesman for peace, who has brought the plight of his people in exile to international attention. In this unique book, Gill Farrer-Halls describes the history of Tibet, and he role of the Dalai Lamas before and after the Chinese invasion and the devastating effect of the Cultural Revolution with its systematic destruction of the language, religion, culture and architecture of Tibet.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 160 pages. Tags: tibet chinese invasion dalai lama tibetans tibetan buddhism vajrayana shangri-la himalayas monastic monasteries nunneries monks religious studies traditional way life. tibetan medicine dharamsala 18th route army man people’s republic china mao tsetung chinese government reting rinpoche taktra rinpoche people’s liberation army tibetan policy peaceful isolation dengkok khampas warriors tibet chamdo lhasa gadong oracle tenzin spiritual leader tibetan culture
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Zulu Vanquished: The Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom by Ron Lock & Peter Quantrill (£12.50)Publisher: Greenhill Books — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853676608]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: The Zulu attack having failed, mounted infantry and colonial horsemen pursue the beaten enemy. (Illustrated London News). Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 has become synonymous with Britain’s humiliating defeat at Isandlwana and the heroic defence of Rorke’s Drift. But these celebrated actions were only part of a campaign that lasted for more than six months and resulted in the Zulu kingdom’s destruction. Zulu Vanquished explores the events that not only led to the initial British defeat at Isandlwana but allowed Chelmsford the opportunity to launch his second invasion, which concluded with the eventual torching of the Zulu capital of oNdini on the Ulundi plain.

Founded on a wealth of first-hand accounts, some published for the first time, as well as the authors’ intimate knowledge of the history and terrain of Zululand, this book is a groundbreaking work that sheds light on the wider Anglo-Zulu conflict and will prove indispensable for scholars and enthusiasts alike.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Rattray. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Tags: quantrill 1853676608 zulu war massacre meyer’s drift battle hlobane kambula monarch ulundi invasion zululand king getshwayo warrior buller cattle raid schermbrucker warriors chief unokhenke regiment abuqulusi
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British Battles: The Front Lines of History in Colour Photographs by Ken & Denise Guest (£11.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780007651269]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “The Battle of Culloden in 1746 was the last full-scale land battle to be fought on British soil. While almost every other European country has become a battleground since then, for the last 250 years Britain has been spared the horrors of invasion and occupation. Yet all over England and Scotland there are traces of our brutal past. There are tangible signs like monuments to the dead or the bullet holes in the door of Alton church. Local place names like Bloody Meadow keep alive the memory of the hideous slaughter that followed the defeat of several medieval armies.

In 1995 English Heritage published a register of battlefields, focusing attention on 44 sites. Intended to provide guidance for those involved in conservation, the register identifies the geographical location and highlights key features which deserve special care because of their historic significance. British Battles includes all of these historically important engagements and, employing the same criteria, covers the ten greatest battles in Scotland from Stirling Bridge and the war against Edward I to Culloden and the defeat of the Jacobite cause.

British Battles is unlike all previous accounts of the battles that shaped our history. By combining eyewitness descriptions with the researches of modern re-enactors, British Battles reveals what it was like for the ordinary soldiers. Over the course of seven centuries of warfare, weapons and tactics changed considerably. But for the men in the frontline, and the women and children often accompanying an army into battle, the experience was disagreeably similar: long marches over dirt roads, bad weather, illness and disease; the terror of close quarter battle and the agonising medical treatment that was the only hope of survival for the wounded..”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 208 pages. Tags: accounts battles britain catalogs collections culloden defence europe exhibitions eye flodden from great hastings historical history kingdom military musket naseby operations photographs photography scotland spear sword united war with witness
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Forgotten Voices of the Great War by Max Arthur (£11.50)Publisher: Book People — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little shelfwear at head and tail of spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “In 1972 a team of academics and archivists from the imperial war museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary men and women who had lived through one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, the First World War. Veterans from Britain, Germany, America, Australia and Canada were interviewed in detail about their day-to-day experiences on and off the front. The archive has grown to be one of the most important of its kind in the world and provides a unique account of life during the Great War. These tapes, some of which have rested unheard for decades, contain the forgotten voices of a generation no longer with us. Now over thirty years on, after hundreds of hours in the archive, author Max Arthur has created this remarkable, landmark history of the First World War.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert. Size: 8" x 5½". 326 pages. Tags: combined-arms dellmensingen meuse-argonne straussenburg passchendaele ersatz-reserv anti-semitism expeditionary skoda-porsche porokovskikov flamethrowers propagandist joseph-simon intelligence organization conscription anglo-french saint-mihiel etain-verdun yarde-buller disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris mobilization tagliamento philippines grandmaison rennenkampf minenwerfer knobelsdorf jean-joseph wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs mangiennes malancourt saint-gond aubreville barrenkopf ludendorff propaganda bar-le-duc balfourier maximilian offensives montfaucon
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In a League of Their Own: Football's Maverick Managers by Jeremy Novick (£11.50)Publisher: Mainstream — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1851587802]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the flap: “The early sixties. It was a time of innocence, caught between the wide-eyed naivety of youth and the grey cynicism of adulthood. It was a time of brash adolescent flash, and football — like everything else — was still learning, still finding its feet. Sport or showbiz? The football managers in this book are united not by any conventional notion of success, nor by association, appearance or achievement. The one thing they had in common was the desire, the need, to do things their way — regardless.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: bill shankly malcolm allison tommy docherty ron atkinson brian clough terry venables wembley stadium cup final worthington charity shield football league premiership european cup-winners champions london war south southern amateur arsenal aston villa barnet blackburn rovers blackpool bolton wanderers bradford brentford brighton hove albion bristol carlisle united charlton athletic chelsea
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Saddam Defiant by Richard Butler (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297646001]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: The threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Crisis of Global Security. From the flap: “The author reveals in this outspoken, finger-pointing, news-breaking book: the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, agreed to Hussein’s outrageous demands and then claimed victory; Russia’s foreign minister, Primakov, took secret payoffs from the Iraqis in exchange for his support; the French, eager to do business with the dictator, undercut American efforts to force Hussein to comply; The result is that, despite Iraq’s supposed defeat, Saddam Hussein has very likely resumed building nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, which he is capable of unleashing at any time.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Tags: international autobiography establishment boutros-ghali machinations verification elimination disarmament negotiation destruction directorate monitoring long-range capability commission biological posuvalyuk solidarity leadership convention violations smidovitch inspection historical habbaniyah relations hussein’s political biography hussein's invasion chemical national muthanna military hennekme taiwiesh weaponry capacity primakov evidence barracks politics security schulte nuclear nations on-site hussein muslims weapons leaders bahrain eastern testing missile hamdoon studies program heights postwar iraq's qichen iraqis arabia turkey rashid states weapon saddam butler kuwait united unscom tikrit heads asian sadhi rogue tariq annan saudi golan kofi aziz post gulf arab iraq qian amir mass lraq
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The Battle of Britain: The Jubilee History by Richard Hough; Denis Richards; (£11.50)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: From the cover: “The victory of the Battle of Britain ranks with Marathon and the Marne as a decisive point in history. At 1 Denis Richards, co-author of the official history of RAF operations in World War Two, and Richard Hough, the historian and biographer, have collaborated to write this magnificent new account for the general reader; as well as offering vivid descriptions of the air fighting, it explains with great authority how both sides developed their air forces in the inter-war years, a necessary prelude to a true understanding of the Battle itself. It provides fresh insights into the controversies of the time and makes use of original material derived from interviews and correspondence with over three hundred surviving air-crew and ground staff.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 413 pages. Tags: fighter command luftwaffe aircraft air defence raf anti-aircraft balloon defence spitfires bombing air fight junkers stukas messerschmitt civil defence zeppelin gotha dornie merlin radar tower 610 squadron pilots dowding blitz invasion hurricanes
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The Crowd is Silent by D. J. Hall (£11.50)Publisher: J M Dent — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Some wear at DJ edges. Mildly bumped at head and tail of spine.Description: The fall of Paris in June 1940. Paul Tennant, envoy of the Foreign Office, hurries to Bucharest to assess with the British Minister the grim political outlook. On his way he becomes involved in the tragedy and chaos of the Russian invasion in which his Rumanian friend and journalist Nicu is killed. He determines to make his way to his friend's wife, Naneta, to break the bad news, but as his mission draws him across Transylvania he finds himself drawn into identification with the anger and sufferings of the Balkan people, trapped between the Soviet forces and the Nazis.
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The Sands of Sakkar by Glenn Meade (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340689080]Condition: Very Good.Description: November 1943. Adolf Hitler sanctions his most audacious mission ever - to kill President Franklin D Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill as they visit Cairo for a secret conference to plan the Allied invasion of Europe.Tags: western allies war military fiction
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Their Finest Hour by Winston S. Churchill (£11.50)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1949Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded, heavily sunned at the spine, with loss at the head of the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: Volume II.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the The Second World War series. 684 pages. Tags: the battle france dunkirk home defence the bordeaux armistice admiral darlan the french fleet operation sea lion battle britain blitz destroyers dakar vichy spain mussolini attacks gkeece lend-lease ocean peril merchant tonnage aircraft strength german advances battle arras may 21-22 western flank french army lnfantry divisions german invasion plan main fleets mediterranean
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Artie Greengroin by Harry Brown (£10.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1945Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: From the introduction: “Artie was created in the grimly fabulous time when we were building up our strength in Britain in preparation for the invasion of Europe.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine. 150 pages. Tags: american soldier artie greengroin crude clumsy parade ground
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British Battles: The Front Lines of History in Colour Photographs by Ken & Denise Guest (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0007651260]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “The Battle of Culloden in 1746 was the last full-scale land battle to be fought on British soil. While almost every other European country has become a battleground since then, for the last 250 years Britain has been spared the horrors of invasion and occupation. Yet all over England and Scotland there are traces of our brutal past. There are tangible signs like monuments to the dead or the bullet holes in the door of Alton church. Local place names like Bloody Meadow keep alive the memory of the hideous slaughter that followed the defeat of several medieval armies.

In 1995 English Heritage published a register of battlefields, focusing attention on 44 sites. Intended to provide guidance for those involved in conservation, the register identifies the geographical location and highlights key features which deserve special care because of their historic significance. British Battles includes all of these historically important engagements and, employing the same criteria, covers the ten greatest battles in Scotland from Stirling Bridge and the war against Edward I to Culloden and the defeat of the Jacobite cause.

British Battles is unlike all previous accounts of the battles that shaped our history. By combining eyewitness descriptions with the researches of modern re-enactors, British Battles reveals what it was like for the ordinary soldiers. Over the course of seven centuries of warfare, weapons and tactics changed considerably. But for the men in the frontline, and the women and children often accompanying an army into battle, the experience was disagreeably similar: long marches over dirt roads, bad weather, illness and disease; the terror of close quarter battle and the agonising medical treatment that was the only hope of survival for the wounded.”
Notes: 208 pages. Tags: accounts battles britain catalogs collections culloden defence europe exhibitions eye flodden from great hastings historical history kingdom military musket naseby operations photographs photography scotland spear sword united war with witness
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Great Battles of the Royal Navy by Eric Grove (£10.50)Publisher: Colour Library Direct — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 185833845X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Great Battles of the Royal Navy As Commemorated in the Gunroom, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. From the flap: “With 25 battles selected, discussed and assessed by an international author team and superbly illustrated by colour paintings and contemporary photographs and prints, ‘Great Battles of the Royal Navy’ is a superb visual and historical tribute to the great traditions of Britain’s navy, from the earliest days, through the long centuries when the ‘wooden walls’ both protected the British Isles from invasion and helped build a world empire, to the wars of the twentieth century. It will delight all with an interest in the sea, its ships and the greatest actions fought over 1100 years of naval warfare.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Size: 10" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: transportation shipbuilding cunningham operations traditions finisterre copenhagen sluys1340 seafaring trafalgar duckworth falklands stopford cochrane falkland maritime jellicoe military glorious quiberon woodward british warfare passaro vincent kingdom russell pessaro defence james’s aboukir saintes sturdee history britain jutland battles islands matapan domingo harwood england general taranto united lyster armada fraser rodney nelson alfred
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Night of the Fox by Jack Higgins (£10.50)Publisher: Collins — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002230976]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. faint marks to the top edge of the text block.Description: Maps to the endpapers. From the flap: “Colonel Kelso was a "Bigot", codeword for a man in possession of ultra-secret information — in his case the beaches in Normandy that had been chosen for the invasion. His disappearance after a landing-craft was sunk during an exercise caused panic in the Allied high command.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 250 pages. Tags: german-occupied landing-craft impersonating ultra-secret impregnable information philosophy adventurer possession occupation glamorous deception invasion officers normandy fortress beaches italian veteran command killer allied jersey turned german bluff irish high wars nazi the don
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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power by Daniel Yergin (£10.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0671710893]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Light reading creases to the slightly bowed spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd (revised) edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Oil has shaped the politics of the twentieth century and has changed profoundly the way we lead our daily lives. The canvas for the story of oil is enormous — from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania, through two great world wars to the ‘accident’ that led to the discovery of North Sea oil, to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Shield. Now, in The Prize, oil has become the subject of a book which does justice to the great struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded the black gold. .

In the great tradition of epic storytelling, The Prize tells how and why oil has become the largest industry in the world, a game of huge risks and monumental rewards..”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 885 [XXXII] pages. Tags: 20th and aspects business causes century covered cultural dates economics energy family fitness health history industries industry infants international life military modern oil petroleum political politics reference relationships social stages toddlers trade usa war world
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The Trail of Tamerlane by John Ure (£10.50)Publisher: Constable — 1980Binding: Paperback (Uncorrected Proof) Condition: Good. A little dog eared, upper wrap creased. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the preface: “The journey described in this book was made shortly before the recent revolution in Iran; indeed, it would have been impossible to have made it in the immediate aftermath of those events. My remarks about the troubled history of the Kurds and Kurdistan take no account of recent developments, and anyone who looks in these pages for political commentary on events later than the fourteenth century will look in vain.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 200 pages. Tags: fifteenth-century achaemenians caravanserai instability persepolis sassanians shahrestan soltaniyeh euphrates kurdistan parthians gerasimov seleucids invasions samarkand chronicle dynasties tamerlane akhtamar armenian pahlavis mirkhvan luristan safavids invasion timurids assassin minareli qarabagh medrese oljeitu erzurum kingdom mongols persian qashqai erzerum isfahan anneman seljuks islamic castles plains elburz tigris tabriz khanet qajars hulagu turbes xerxes nemrut church island bridge mullah darius mongol shiraz cifte minor khoda built ruler asia emir lake dag van the ark
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The Wars Against Saddam: Taking the Hard Road to Baghdad by John Simpson (£10.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1405032642]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans otherwise a well presented copy. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 415 pages. Tags: 20th and asian autobiography biographical biography britain century day east eastern events experiences from government great historical history hussein individual invasion iraq iraqi journalism kuwait leaders leadership middle military modern personal political politics postwar present press process reporting saddam science the war
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Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia by Karl E. [Ernest] Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac (£10.50)Publisher: London: Little, Brown & Company — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0316855898]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The original Great Game (1800-1917), the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. The prize, control of the vast Eurasian heartland, was believed by some to be the key to world domination. Teeming with improbable drama and exaggerated tensions, the conflict featured soldiers, mystics and spies. While the original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, the geopolitical wrangles for territory and power continued into the late 20th century — culminating in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The authors’ one-volume survey chronicles nearly two centuries of conflict.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XXV] 646 pages. Tags: great britain relations asia, russia relations asia, soviet union relations asia, british irish history, great britain Russia, history modern 20th century, history europe great britain, foreign 19th century, soviet union foreign relations, russia foreign 19th century, soviet union foreign 20th century, world history history europe great britain, books written karl meyer shareen blair brysac
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